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Prize Money Breakdown for All 2017 Indy 500 Drivers

 

Results Sunday of the 101st Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, aero kit-engine, laps completed reason out (if any), and prize money earned:

1. (4) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running, $2,458,129

2. (19) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $770,629

3. (11) Ed Jones, Honda, 200, Running, $535,629

4. (15) Max Chilton, Honda, 200, Running, $484,129

5. (7) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 200, Running, $438,129

6. (18) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $255,805

7. (3) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running, $420,629

8. (8) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running, $384,629

9. (25) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $235,305

10. (24) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $364,129

11. (2) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $395,129

12. (14) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running, $361,129

13. (13) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 200, Running, $355,629

14. (23) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $349,129

15. (31) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $210,305

16. (6) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $345,129

17. (28) Pippa Mann, Honda, 199, Running, $200,305

18. (29) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 194, Running, $200,305

19. (22) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 186, Running, $334,129

20. (33) James Davison, Honda, 183, $355,129

21. (12) Oriol Servia, Honda, 183, Contact, $200,305

22. (17) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 183, Contact, $349,129

23. (9) Will Power, Chevrolet, 183, Contact, $388,129

24. (5) Fernando Alonso, Honda, 179, Mechanical, $305,805

25. (16) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 166, Mechanical, $339,129

26. (32) Zach Veach, Chevrolet, 155, Mechanical, $200,805

27. (10) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 136, Mechanical, $351,629

28. (21) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 125, Mechanical, $202,805

29. (30) Buddy Lazier, Chevrolet, 118, Contact, $200,305

30. (26) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 65, Contact, $334,129

31. (27) Jack Harvey, Honda, 65, Contact, $205,805

32. (1) Scott Dixon, Honda, 52, Contact, $446,629

33. (20) Jay Howard, Honda, 45, Contact, $200,305

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Takuma Sato Earns $2.45 Million for Winning 101st Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato earned $2,458,129 from an overall purse of $13,178,359 for his victory Sunday in the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Verizon IndyCar Series veteran Sato, from Tokyo, became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500, fending off three-time winner Helio Castroneves by .2011 of a second to the checkered flag in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda. This was the sixth-closest finish in Indy 500 history.

Sato took the lead from Castroneves for good on Lap 195 of the 200-lap race. He led twice for 17 laps.

Castroneves, who dodged multiple on-track incidents and led nine laps even after receiving a drive-through penalty, earned $770,629 for finishing second in the No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet. He became one of seven drivers with three Indianapolis 500 runner-up finishes.

Toward the end of the race, Castroneves had to worry about third-place finisher, rookie driver Ed Jones, in his rear-view mirror. Jones never led in the race but ended up as the top rookie finisher in the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America Honda, earning $535,629.

SOURCE: INDYCAR

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Takuma Sato Wins 101st Indy 500, Becomes First Japanese Winner of Famed Race

Many wondered if an experienced Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport could win the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. It happened, just not by the one some expected.

Takuma Sato capped off another thrilling Indianapolis 500 that featured a record number of drivers leading the race. The driver of the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda edged three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves to the finish line by 0.2011 of a second to become the first Japanese winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Sato passed Castroneves for the lead on Lap 195 – the last of 35 lead changes in the 200-lap race on the historic 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and the seventh straight year that the decisive pass for the Indy 500 lead occurred in the last six laps. Sato held off aggressive charges from Castroneves, the driver of the No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet, in the sixth-closest finish in Indy 500 history.

After spending seven years in Formula One, Sato came to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2010. His only previous Indy car victory was in 2013 with AJ Foyt Racing on the streets of Long Beach, California. Sato joined Andretti Autosport this season, and his first oval win today is the fifth for Andretti Autosport in the Indianapolis 500 – including three in the last four years.

“It’s such a privilege to win here,” said Sato, who crashed while battling eventual winner Dario Franchitti for the lead on the final lap of the 2012 Indy 500. “So whether it was the first attempt or eighth attempt or you had a drama in the past, it doesn’t really matter. Winning today, it’s just superb.

“But, yes, I do feel after 2012 I really needed to correct something I left over. Today, I was so happy that I made it and won in a good move.”

Sato is the 71st driver to win an Indianapolis 500 in its 101 runnings. The best previous finish by a Japanese driver was fifth by Tora Takagi in 2003.

SOURCE: INDYCAR ♦ PHOTO: Brian Groce

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101st Indianapolis 500 Race Results & IndyCar Point Standings

Results Sunday of the 101st Indianapolis 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (4) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
2. (19) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 200, Running
3. (11) Ed Jones, Honda, 200, Running
4. (15) Max Chilton, Honda, 200, Running
5. (7) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 200, Running
6. (18) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200, Running
7. (3) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running
8. (8) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running
9. (25) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 200, Running
10. (24) Carlos Munoz, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (2) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (14) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running
13. (13) Mikhail Aleshin, Honda, 200, Running
14. (23) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 200, Running
15. (31) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevrolet, 200, Running
16. (6) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (28) Pippa Mann, Honda, 199, Running
18. (29) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 194, Running
19. (22) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 186, Running
20. (33) James Davison, Honda, 183, Contact
21. (12) Oriol Servia, Honda, 183, Contact
22. (17) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 183, Contact
23. (9) Will Power, Chevrolet, 183, Contact
24. (5) Fernando Alonso, Honda, 179, Mechanical
25. (16) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 166, Mechanical
26. (32) Zach Veach, Chevrolet, 155, Mechanical
27. (10) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 136, Mechanical
28. (21) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 125, Mechanical
29. (30) Buddy Lazier, Chevrolet, 118, Contact
30. (26) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 65, Contact
31. (27) Jack Harvey, Honda, 65, Contact
32. (1) Scott Dixon, Honda, 52, Contact
33. (20) Jay Howard, Honda, 45, Contact

Race Statistics

Winners average speed: 155.395 mph
Time of Race: 3:13:03.3584
Margin of victory: 0.2011 of a second
Cautions: 11 for 50 laps
Lead changes: 35 among 15 drivers

Lap Leaders:

  • Dixon 1-5
  • Kanaan 6-27
  • Carpenter 28-29
  • Hildebrand 30
  • Montoya 31
  • Carpenter 32-34
  • Rossi 35-36
  • Alonso 37-42
  • Rossi 43-47
  • Alonso 48-60
  • Rossi 61-64
  • Sato 65-75
  • Rossi 76-78
  • Hunter-Reay 79-81
  • Power 82-83
  • Chilton 84-86
  • Hunter-Reay 87-89
  • Rossi 90-93
  • Hunter-Reay 94-95
  • Castroneves 96-103
  • Hunter-Reay 104
  • Rossi 105-109
  • Hunter-Reay 110-112
  • Rahal 113-114
  • Hunter-Reay 115-129
  • Alonso 130-134
  • Hunter-Reay 135
  • Alonso 136-138
  • Chilton 139-142
  • Kimball 143-147
  • Chilton 148-150
  • Davison 166-167
  • Hildebrand 168
  • Chilton 169-193
  • Castroneves 194
  • Sato 195-200

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings:

  1. Castroneves 245
  2. Pagenaud 234
  3. Sato 234
  4. Dixon 234
  5. Rossi 190
  6. Kanaan 188
  7. Power 186
  8. Newgarden 186
  9. Jones 185
  10. Hinchcliffe 170
  11. Chilton 170

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2017 Indy 500 RACE DAY Schedule for Sunday, May 28th

Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 5 a.m.: Outside Parking Lots Open
  • 5 a.m.-noon: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open
  • 6 a.m.: Cannon signifies opening of public gates
  • 6 a.m.-12:21 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
  • 6 a.m.: Infield Parking Lots Open
  • 6 a.m.-11 a.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open, Credential Trackside Office Open
  • 6 a.m.-noon: IMS Ticket Office Open
  • 6 a.m.-noon: Ticket Remotes Open (Gates 3, 6, 9, 10)
  • 6 a.m.-5 p.m.: Public Gates Open
  • 7 a.m.: Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 8 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Begins from IMS Museum
  • 8 a.m.: Parade of Bands
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: NERF NITRO Kids Zone Open
  • 8:05 a.m.: Adventure Club Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 8:15 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 1 – 4th Street
  • 8:30 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 2 – Pagoda Plaza
  • 8:45 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 3 – IMS Midway
  • 9 a.m.: 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
  • 9-10 a.m.: Celebrity Red Carpet – Pagoda Plaza
  • 9:35 a.m.: Purdue Band Leads Borg-Warner Trophy to Yard of Bricks
  • 9:40 a.m.: Action Bronson Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 9:55 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy arrives on Yard of Bricks
  • 10:05 a.m.: “On the Banks of the Wabash” performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:11 a.m.: IMS Rolling Stage featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation
  • 10:15 a.m.: RL Grime Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 10:27 a.m.: Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
  • 10:38 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 10:55 a.m.: Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:03 a.m.: 101st Airborne Aerial Demonstration, Turn 1 and Turn 4
  • 11:33 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
  • 11:46 a.m.: “God Bless America” performed by Angela Brown
  • 11:48 a.m.: Military Address delivered by General Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command
  • 11:54 a.m.: Presentation of Colors
  • 11:55 a.m.: Invocation delivered by Rev. Mike Welch
  • 11:56 a.m.: Rifle Volley, Victory Podium; “Taps,” Flag Stand
  • 11:57 a.m.: “America The Beautiful”
  • Noon: Veteran Salute
  • 12:01 p.m.: National Anthem performed by Bebe Rexha
  • 12:02 p.m.: Flyover performed by U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bomber with 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, North Dakota
  • 12:12 p.m.: “Back Home Again in Indiana” performed by Jim Cornelison
  • 12:14 p.m.: “Drivers Start Your Engines” – Victory Podium
  • 12:21 p.m.: 101st Running of the Indy 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – 200 Laps
  • 12:25 p.m.: Marshmello Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 2 p.m.: Zedd Concert Begins – Snake Pit

TICKETS: Reserved seats available at various prices. General Admission – $40 (No concert entry). Kids 15 and under free when accompanied by an General Admission adult.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (6 a.m.-checkered flag): Gate 1, Gate 1C, Gate 1B, Gate 1B.1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 5, Gate 5A, Gate 6, Gate 6A, Gate 6B, Gate 7S Pedestrian, Gate 7 Vehicle, Gate 7N Pedestrian, Gate 8, Gate 9, Gate 9A, Gate 10, Gate 10A, Gate 11A, Gate 11B, Gate 11C, Gate 12, Gate 27

STANDS OPEN:

General Admission ($40) – Backstretch Family Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds

Reserved Seating – A Stand, A Penthouse, B Penthouse, B Stand, C Stand, E Penthouse, E Stand, G Stand, H Stand, J Stand, North Vista, North Vista Wheelchair, Northeast Vista, Northeast Vista Deck, Northwest Vista, Northwest Vista Deck, Paddock, Paddock Penthouse, Paddock Pressbox, Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, South Vista, South Vista Deck, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Gasoline Alley Roof, Wheelchair Accessible

PARKING LOTS OPEN: ALL PARKING IS SOLD OUT FOR RACE DAY. IMS PARKING REQUIRED FOR PARKING ENTRY

Exterior Lots (5 a.m.): Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 5, Lot 8, Main Gate, Brickyard Crossing, North 40

Interior Lots (6 a.m.): All Infield Lots

CAMPING LOTS OPEN: Lot 1A, Lot 1C, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 3P, Lot 4, Lot 4AP, Lot 5, Lot 6, Lot 9

MUSEUM HOURS: 6 a.m.-5 p.m., $10 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-15), Free (5 and under)

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2017 Indy 500 RACE DAY Schedule for Sunday, May 28th

Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 5 a.m.: Outside Parking Lots Open
  • 5 a.m.-noon: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open
  • 6 a.m.: Cannon signifies opening of public gates
  • 6 a.m.-12:21 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
  • 6 a.m.: Infield Parking Lots Open
  • 6 a.m.-11 a.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open, Credential Trackside Office Open
  • 6 a.m.-noon: IMS Ticket Office Open
  • 6 a.m.-noon: Ticket Remotes Open (Gates 3, 6, 9, 10)
  • 6 a.m.-5 p.m.: Public Gates Open
  • 7 a.m.: Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 8 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Begins from IMS Museum
  • 8 a.m.: Parade of Bands
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: NERF NITRO Kids Zone Open
  • 8:05 a.m.: Adventure Club Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 8:15 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 1 – 4th Street
  • 8:30 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 2 – Pagoda Plaza
  • 8:45 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 3 – IMS Midway
  • 9 a.m.: 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
  • 9-10 a.m.: Celebrity Red Carpet – Pagoda Plaza
  • 9:35 a.m.: Purdue Band Leads Borg-Warner Trophy to Yard of Bricks
  • 9:40 a.m.: Action Bronson Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 9:55 a.m.: Borg-Warner Trophy arrives on Yard of Bricks
  • 10:05 a.m.: “On the Banks of the Wabash” performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:11 a.m.: IMS Rolling Stage featuring Jonathan Jackson + Enation
  • 10:15 a.m.: RL Grime Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 10:27 a.m.: Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
  • 10:38 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 10:55 a.m.: Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:03 a.m.: 101st Airborne Aerial Demonstration, Turn 1 and Turn 4
  • 11:33 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
  • 11:46 a.m.: “God Bless America” performed by Angela Brown
  • 11:48 a.m.: Military Address delivered by General Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command
  • 11:54 a.m.: Presentation of Colors
  • 11:55 a.m.: Invocation delivered by Rev. Mike Welch
  • 11:56 a.m.: Rifle Volley, Victory Podium; “Taps,” Flag Stand
  • 11:57 a.m.: “America The Beautiful”
  • Noon: Veteran Salute
  • 12:01 p.m.: National Anthem performed by Bebe Rexha
  • 12:02 p.m.: Flyover performed by U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Bomber with 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, Minot, North Dakota
  • 12:12 p.m.: “Back Home Again in Indiana” performed by Jim Cornelison
  • 12:14 p.m.: “Drivers Start Your Engines” – Victory Podium
  • 12:21 p.m.: 101st Running of the Indy 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil – 200 Laps
  • 12:25 p.m.: Marshmello Concert Begins – Snake Pit
  • 2 p.m.: Zedd Concert Begins – Snake Pit

TICKETS: Reserved seats available at various prices. General Admission – $40 (No concert entry). Kids 15 and under free when accompanied by an General Admission adult.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (6 a.m.-checkered flag): Gate 1, Gate 1C, Gate 1B, Gate 1B.1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 5, Gate 5A, Gate 6, Gate 6A, Gate 6B, Gate 7S Pedestrian, Gate 7 Vehicle, Gate 7N Pedestrian, Gate 8, Gate 9, Gate 9A, Gate 10, Gate 10A, Gate 11A, Gate 11B, Gate 11C, Gate 12, Gate 27

STANDS OPEN:

General Admission ($40) – Backstretch Family Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds

Reserved Seating – A Stand, A Penthouse, B Penthouse, B Stand, C Stand, E Penthouse, E Stand, G Stand, H Stand, J Stand, North Vista, North Vista Wheelchair, Northeast Vista, Northeast Vista Deck, Northwest Vista, Northwest Vista Deck, Paddock, Paddock Penthouse, Paddock Pressbox, Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, South Vista, South Vista Deck, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Gasoline Alley Roof, Wheelchair Accessible

PARKING LOTS OPEN: ALL PARKING IS SOLD OUT FOR RACE DAY. IMS PARKING REQUIRED FOR PARKING ENTRY

Exterior Lots (5 a.m.): Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 5, Lot 8, Main Gate, Brickyard Crossing, North 40

Interior Lots (6 a.m.): All Infield Lots

CAMPING LOTS OPEN: Lot 1A, Lot 1C, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 3P, Lot 4, Lot 4AP, Lot 5, Lot 6, Lot 9

MUSEUM HOURS: 6 a.m.-5 p.m., $10 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-15), Free (5 and under)

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2017 Indy 500 Schedule for LEGENDS DAY, Saturday, May 27th

Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 7 a.m.: Outisde Parking Lots Open
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open, IMS Ticket Office Open
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Credential Trackside Office Open, Public Gates Open, Ticket Remotes Open (Gates 6, 9, 10), Infield Parking Open
  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: IMS Midway Open, NERF NITRO Kids Zone Open
  • 9-10 a.m.: Full Field Autograph Session – Pagoda Plaza
  • 9-10:15 a.m.: Historic Race Car Laps
  • 10:15 a.m.: Florence Henderson Tribute on Pit Lane
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Public Drivers Meeting-North Pit Lane
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Firestone Pin Distribution – Pagoda Plaza
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session A – North Chalet (Available to first 125 fans)
  • 1 p.m.: Firestone Legends Day Concert Gates Open
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session B – North Chalet (Available to first 125 fans)
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m.: Chevrolet Consumer Laps
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Clayton Anderson Concert – Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Dustin Lynch Concert – Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
  • 6-7:30 p.m.: Keith Urban Concert – Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage

TICKETS: General Admission – $10 (No concert entry). Kids 15 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Concert General Admission – $50 (valid all day). Kids 3 and under are free in the concert area when accompanied by an adult.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (8 a.m.-6 p.m.): Gate 1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 6, Gate 7S Pedestrian, Gate 7 Vehicle, Gate 9, Gate 10, Gate 10A, Gate 11A, Gate 12

STANDS OPEN:

General Admission ($10) – Gasoline Alley Roof, Paddock (9-18), Tower Terrace (37-45), Tower Terrace Wheelchair

PARKING LOTS OPEN (7 a.m.): Lot 1B & 1C-Free Public Concert Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking, North 40-Prepaid Concert Parking ONLY, Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking, Turn 3-Prepaid Concert Parking ONLY; 5th & Hulman (Opens at 8 a.m., Free Public Parking before 10 a.m.)

CAMPING LOTS OPEN: Lot 1A, Lot 1C, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 3P, Lot 4, Lot 4AP, Lot 5, Lot 6, Lot 9

MUSEUM HOURS: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $10 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-15), Free (5 and under)

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James Davison discusses filling in for Sebastien Bourdais in Indy 500

James Davison discusses the process of filling in for Dale Coyne Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais following Bourdais’ accident in qualifications for the 2017 Indianapolis 500.

 

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan to Drive Pace Car at 101st Indianapolis 500

Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who has played major roles in hit television series such as “The Walking Dead” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” will drive the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car to lead the starting field of the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil to the green flag Sunday, May 28.

Morgan plays “Negan” in the smash hit AMC series “The Walking Dead,” which returns for its eighth season this fall. He received a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series and an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain in 2017 for the role.

“We’re honored to welcome Jeffrey Dean Morgan to IMS to drive the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “He’s used to playing the ultimate villain in ‘The Walking Dead,’ but he’ll be an envied hero to millions of race fans around the world when he gets to lead the field to the green flag of the 101st Indianapolis 500 in such a beautiful Corvette.”

Morgan also endeared himself to audiences with his recurring role as “Denny Duquette” on ABC’s smash hit series “Grey’s Anatomy” and as “Jason Crouse” in the CBS series “The Good Wife.” He also had a notable, recurring television role in the CW drama series “Supernatural.”

He has guest-starred in many popular television series, including “ER,” “JAG,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Angel,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Sliders,” “The O.C.” and “Monk.”

Since his motion-picture debut in “Uncaged” in 1991, Morgan has appeared in more than 25 feature films. He starred in “Watchmen,” director Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the iconic graphic novel. Other feature credits include “Desierto,” “Batman v. Superman,” “The Resident,” “All Good Things,” “The Losers,” “Taking Woodstock,” “Shanghai,” “Texas Killing Fields” and “The Accidental Husband.”

SOURCE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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2017 Indy 500 Schedule for CARB DAY, Friday, May 26th

Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 7 a.m.: Parking Lots Open
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Administrative Office Open, Credential Office Open, IMS Ticket Office Open
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Ticket Trackside Office Open, Ticket Remotes Open (Gates 3, 6, 9, 10)
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Credential Trackside Office Open
  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open
  • 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
  • 8-9 a.m.: Historic Race Car Exhibition
  • 9-10 a.m.: Firestone Pin Distribution – Pagoda Plaza
  • 10-10:30 a.m.: Indy Lights Autograph Session – IMS Midway
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m.: Sam Schmidt Arrow Car Laps
  • 10:45 a.m.: Clint Brawner Award Ceremony – Victory Podium
  • 11 a.m.-noon: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 12:05 p.m.: Indy Lights Driver Introductions
  • 12:15 p.m.: Invocation delivered by Rev. Mike Welch
  • 12:16 p.m.: National anthem performed by Reba McEntire
  • 12:25 p.m.: “Drivers Start Your Engines”
  • 12:30 p.m.: Indy Lights Freedom 100 race – 40 Laps
  • 1:45-3 p.m.: TAG Heuer Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge
  • 2 p.m.: Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Venue Opens
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Barenaked Ladies Concert – Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage
  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Hinch “The Mayor on Air” Live Podcast – Garages 35 & 36
  • 5-6:30 p.m.: Steve Miller Band Concert – Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage

TICKETS: General Admission – $30. Kids 15 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN (8 a.m.-6 p.m.): Gate 1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 6, Gate 7S Pedestrian, Gate 7 Vehicle, Gate 9, Gate 10, Gate 10A, Gate 11A, Gate 12

STANDS OPEN:

General Admission ($30) – A Stand, B Penthouse (22-25), Backstretch Family Mounds, E Penthouse, E Stand, Gasoline Alley Roof, Northwest Vista (1-4), Northwest Vista Deck, Northwest Vista Wheelchair (21), Paddock (12-20), Paddock Penthouse (16-28), Paddock Pressbox, Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, Tower Terrace (37-45), Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Turn 1 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds, Wheelchair Accessible

PARKING LOTS OPEN (7 a.m.): Lot 1B-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking, Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking, North 40-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Turn 3-Pre-Paid Purchases ONLY

CAMPING LOTS OPEN: Lot 1A, Lot 1C, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Lot 3P, Lot 4, Lot 4AP, Lot 5, Lot 6, Lot 9

MUSEUM HOURS: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $10 Adults, $5 Youth (ages 6-15), Free (5 and under)

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